Archive for Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Aunt Norie’s sewing room

September 26, 2001

They even removed some walls and partitions to create an old-fashioned country kitchen. Now the Fords, Scott and Samantha are redecorating.

"I've always liked sunflowers," Samantha said.

So now with the accent on them small bright clusters of sunflowers on a small green and white gingham-checked fabric to checked chair seat pads.

But the bench under the bay window, she couldn't just go buy a pad to fit that, it would just have to be made to fit.

She now has a bench pad that will always be special to her.

It was made from a large soft blanket that had been her grandmothers' (as her grandmother might have done in olden days when nothing went to waste).

It was cut to fit, folded, hand-tied and covered with the pretty sunflower print.

"Just perfect," Samantha said.

Now she's ready to add valances (to let more sunshine in of course). That will be easy they will have to be lined to prevent fading and further accent the sunflowers.

Hint, hint to their many friends.

"I sorta collect anything sunflowers," Samantha said.

It's here! It's this weekend. That long-awaited event, the Drag-and-Brag quilt show. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, the event will run at the Paola Middle School. Elsie Campbell will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday. Door prizes will be awarded every hour, and people must be present to win.

Another sad fact in our world today: our president, our nation, our world, praying. Yet our children are locked in at school dare not voice a prayer. Now ask you why can't they at least have a silent time when they can each pray in their own way. Perhaps if we bombarded our congress, etc., with an ongoing shower of postcards (postcards have always worked better they don't even have to open an envelope), that too might change.

God bless us all. Love, Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie, 66086-0265.

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